What Does Bangkok’s Re-Opening Mean For Performers?

July 1st 2020 marks the “complete relaxation” of restrictions in Bangkok, and effective re-opening of the city. What does this mean for entertainment venues and performers? Let’s take a look at the regulations, which are the conditions for live entertainment venues re-opening in Bangkok. Hygiene standards Customers must wear a face shield, or mask upon entry…

Live In The Box: A Beacon For Original Music In Bangkok

Everyone came together with a clear goal, to let the artists shine and their music speak for itself. Bangkok’s live music scene may be suffering, but there is a light shining bright in the heart of Thong Lor, named Speakerbox. They have started work on a new project, producing cutting edge live sessions of original…

Co-Vid IG Live Open Mic

Bangkok Lyrical Lunacy is hosting its famed open mic live on Instagram, once-a-week – so follow their page and tune-in to their Instagram. The next show is on Wednesday. Last night at 9pm (Wednesday April 8th 2020) they hosted their third Instagram open mic since the COVID-19 era swept through the city. Guests joined from…

Bangkok Live Music: Phum’s Kick Kick Comeback

KickKick is my self, my truth. I do this because I love to do it. I have a lot of things I want to talk about in my writing and my music. I hope everyone can relate. Phummiphat Tamkoksoong Phummiphat Tamkoksoong is making his comeback to the Bangkok music scene, with his solo project, Kick…

Bangkok Live Music: The Return Of Speakerbox and Eddie Mellor

Bangkok breathed a sigh of relief when Speakerbox returned, this time at Liberty Plaza on Thong Lo road. They occupy the space which was Nothing But The Blues bar – as one chapter came to a close, and another exciting new chapter began. Speakerbox Co-Founder Eddie Mellor is back in Bangkok after a year away,…

Bangkok Bands: The Pumpkin Thieves

The Pumpkin Thieves are here! A colourful new Pop/Rock band has emerged out of Bangkok’s Live Music scene, featuring an all- star cast of singers, composers, heart-throbs and musical maestros. They are (left to right): Mark (drums), Angel (guitar/vocals), Kaiah (electric guitar/vocals), Mako (bass, vocals) and Fox (piano/vocals). Here’s their debut single, a video directed…

Bangkok Live Music: Healing Sundays At Studio Lam

BKK OX spoke to Tommy Hanson about Studio Lam’s new, weekly Sunday night event, which gives Bangkok revelers a place to unwind, relax, and enjoy the musical creations of some of the city’s great musicians. Music is a great healer, whether we’re licking our wounds from a few too many late nights, or perhaps life…

Insider’s Guide To Thailand’s Top Festivals: Kolour In The Park

Buckle-up, Kolour In The Park festival is set to return on March 7th 2020, FOUR TIMES BIGGER… It all began in Bangkok, upon a shimmering sunset in 2011. Coran Maloney and Vina Charay threw a party which had 250 revelers dancing as the sun descended upon the Chao Praya River. This gathering of like-minded souls…

Insider’s Guide to Thailand’s Top Festivals: Jai Thep

As Jai Thep festival enters its fifth year, BKK OX delves a little deeper to find out why we should make the voyage to Chiang Mai and buy a ticket for this three-day extravaganza on January 31st – February 2nd, 2020. Jai Thep festival began as a one-day party created by a group of friends…